Originally Posted by Ed Lachmann
How about the Photoplay Medal of Honor Best Picture winners. Here are the top films from 1920 to 1928. The Photoplay awards predate the Oscars and were chosen by thousands of readers who would write in what film they thought deserved the award. And the winners were:
1920-HUMORESQUE (Frank Borzage)
1921-TOL'ABLE DAVID (Henry King)
1922-ROBIN HOOD (Alan Dwan/Douglas Fairbanks)
1923-THE COVERED WAGON (James Cruze)
1924-ABRAHAM LINCOLN (J. Searle Dawley-Only a Fragment Survives)
1925-THE BIG PARADE (King Vidor)
1926-BEAU GESTE (Herbert Brenon/Ronald Coleman)
1927-SEVENTH HEAVEN (Frank Borzage) which tied with...
1927-THE GENERAL (Buster Keaton)
1928-FOUR SONS (John Ford)
Only the 1927 tied winners are available on BD, THE GENERAL through Kino and SEVENTH HEAVEN in a Region B French release by Carlotta. Word is that THE BIG PARADE is coming from Warners this year.
Robin Hood is one of the Fairbanks titles Cohen Media has via their purchase of the Rohauer library. I can see it being something they would consider releasing in the next couple years.